Looking for some summer reading? Dynamite has a big sale on ComiXology, with ALL Dynamite single issues for just 99 cents — ending tomorrow so get on over there. Dynamite Entertainment offers fan favorites and iconic characters including Vampirella and Red Sonja, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, The Spirit, Preacher creator Garth Ennis’ A Train Called Love, multimedia […]
While researching the previous item, I cam across this every other month chart of graphic novel bestsellers in indie bookstores, via the ABA. It’s about what you’d expect, with Raina Telegemeier and Allie Brosh, Noelle Stevenson, Kate Beaton and Saga reigning supreme. In other words, the unstoppable forces of mainstream comics acceptance. A little surprised that no Walking Dead on there, but the new season hadn’t debuted when this chart was made.
Federico Salvan of the Italian comics news site Manga Forever dropped me a line to alert me to a retailer survey on the state of Italian comics . It’s in Italian, of course, but they surveyed 31 local comics shops out of about 380 180 in Italy, so it’s a somewhat statistically significant survey. UPDATE: […]
We weigh in on how Image Comics could raise their fortunes in 2016!
by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Just a reminder that I’m not doing this as a permanent gig; just filling in until Heidi finds someone to take on the indy month-to-month chart. Please refer to July’s column for a preamble and explanation as […]
Diamond just released sales charts for December and it was a familiar story: Secret Wars and Brian K Vaughan. In a slight twist, it was The Private Eye, the collected edition of the web-only serial by Vaughan, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente that led GNs and not Saga but, you can the picture.
Brandon and Alex talk about the best comics and comics creators of 2015!
What does DC need to do to change its fortunes in the year to come?
Every Wednesday, I talk about comics with Brandon Montclare, writer of the hit Image series Rocket Girl and co-writer of Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series. We gab about what we’re reading now, what books we consider classics (Brandon loves Dark Knight Strikes Again…), and the hottest gossip of the industry. Occasionally, the inimitable artist Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl, Batwoman) stops by. Check out our full […]
You can’t spell “horror comics” without EC—these finely drawn masterpieces of the macabre set a standard for illustrated chills that were so unsettling, they nearly got the whole comics industry shut down. Fantagraphics has been reprinting the EC comics in handsome books devoted to various artists, including the late great Al Feldstein, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Graham Ingels […]